A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Güiria in Venezuela on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 48.41 km, -62.1625° West, 10.6732° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.41 km (30 miles). Event id: us7000bi87. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bi87. The temblor was detected at 00:57:44 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/20 / 2020-09-05 00:57:44 / September 5, 2020 @ 12:57 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Laventille (c. 157 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Chaguanas (c. 67 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mon Repos (c. 56 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from San Fernando (c. 55 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Port-of-Spain (c. 49 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Güiria (c. 40 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Arima (c. 35 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Trinidad and Tobago (c. 1 229 000 pop), Venezuela (c. 27 223 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Princes Town, Arima, Peñal.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km NE of Güiria, Venezuela. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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